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Alaska sets new wind chill weather

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1. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 2000 posts) 3y

Think it is a bit cold where you live?
Check out the weather in Howards Pass, Alaska.

"Gusting winds blew away Alaska's wind chill record on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), setting a new low of minus 97 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 71 degrees Celsius). A remotely-operated National Weather Service sensor in Howards Pass, in northern Alaska's Brooks Range, recorded sustained winds of 71 mph (114 km/h) and gusts up to 78 mph (125 km/h) on Friday. The wind chill was calculated from the recorded temperature of minus 42 F (minus 41 C).

Wind chill is a measure of heat loss from the human body, and reflects how outdoor conditions actually feel to people braving the winter weather. Frostbite can strike in less than 5 minutes if skin is exposed in conditions like those in Howards Pass, the Alaska NWS said."

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 3y

I think I will stay here in Vegas for the winter. I broke out the shorts this weekend. Low 70s everyday now.

3. Posted by Ravinder10 (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

We've not had much of a winter at all here in Scotland, UK. But the south west of England has been hit by a lot of rain all winter and lots of flooding due to the unusual weather from across the Atlantic.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 2y

Actually, I wasn't really surprised by that temperature. Saw it too, but missed it here on tp.

I think the regular record is something like -62 in Alaska, so without the windchill. Not that much warmer. And the record in Siberia is around -68 (inhabited places that is).

But is cold lol